TV THIS WEEK: The X-Files' finale, Fury Road at the Oscars, and more!

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Feb 23, 2016, 7:32 PM EST (Updated)

We've got a lot of new TV this week, including some fun heroes and villains returning and debuting in the Arrowverse, and Mad Max: Fury Road trying to win as many Oscars as possible. The centerpiece, though, kicks off tonight, with the season finale of the X-Files revival.

Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?


The X-Files (FOX) Monday, 8 p.m. - "My Struggle II"

Season finale! - Well, I don't know about you, but for me this went by way too fast. Last month, The X-Files made its long-awaited return to television, re-opened its complex mythology, and then gave us four thrilling monster of the week episodes that further informed the characters and what they've been up to, lately. Now, the revival is drawing to a close with an episode that will presumably close the loop on the arc that began with the season premiere. Or will it? This is The X-Files, after all, and in this world there's always a deeper part of the conspiracy. Does that mean we'll get an 11th season somewhere down the line? Well, we can only hope. This week, Scully must search for a cure when people begin falling gravely ill all over the country, and a familiar figure from the past emerges. Check out a preview below.


The Flash (CW) Tuesday, 8 p.m. - "King Shark"

King Shark Alert! - I've written so many times about how much I love the comic book ambitions of the CW's "Arrowverse" that I sound like a broken record at this point, but even for my money the inclusion of King Shark in this universe is a big deal. He's never going to be a marquee supervillain, of course, but his overall look and tone, and just the generally insane notion of a character like this, is the kind of thing I never thought I'd see on TV. He's already made his mark on The Flash, but this week he's back to terrorize Barry and company again. Check out a preview below.


Arrow (CW) Wednesday, 8 p.m. - "Taken"

Vixen Alert! - And now, we come to another big live-action leap for the "Arrowverse." Last year, the CW released an animated web series starring the DC Comics hero Vixen, and while fans were happy to have it, there were lingering questions about whether or not the network was taking the character seriously enough to ever bring her to network broadcasts. Now, we finally get to see Megalyn Echikunwoke play the role in live-action form. This week, Oliver is in serious need of help, and he knows that Vixen is the answer, so the real thing is on the way. Check out a preview below.


MythBusters (DISC) Saturday, 8 p.m. - "The Reddit Special"

Sadly, we are just days away from the final episodes of Mythbusters, which will include both a finale episode and a reunion special. By March 5, one of the nerdiest shows to ever be on TV will be over, but Adam and Jamie are not done yet. For their penultimate episode, they took to Reddit, and asked fans of the show to try to come up with myths they'd never tested before. They got a huge number of responses, and this weekened they'll be tackling four of them in a special episode that's more or less been taken over by the internet.


The Oscars (ABC) Sunday, 8:30 p.m.

Will genre movies have a big night? - The annual Academy Awards ceremony airs on Sunday, pretty much overshadowing all other TV (except maybe The Walking Dead) that night, and we're always eager to see how well the genre films we love will far. Though they aren't necessarily frontrunners, Mad Max: Fury RoadThe Martian, and Ex Machina all scored major nominations, with Fury Road pulling in 10, including Best Picture and Best Director for George Miller. The worst case scenario is at least one of these films coming home with a lot of tech awards, and though we don't really expect it...who knows? Maybe Miller will rise above the field and claim a Best Director Oscar for his wasteland masterpiece.



The X-Files (FOX) 8 p.m. - "My Struggle II"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Supergirl (CBS) 8 p.m. - "Truth, Justice and the American Way"

Supergirl battles with Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is tracking and killing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners; Cat hires an additional assistant (Italia Ricci), who tries to one-up Kara; James and Kara don't agree on the DEO's methods.


Scorpion (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Adaptation"

Team Scorpion must stop an influx of drugs that are being smuggled into the country via drones; an ultimatum is issued.

Lucifer (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Sweet Kicks"

Lucifer wants Chloe to investigate a shooting at a fashion show, which resulted in a young woman's death; Amenadiel targets Dr. Linda Martin.


The Magicians (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Impractical Applications"

The first-year students are put through The Trials, a series of unconventional tests that must be passed to stay at Brakebills.


Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Judgement Fae"

Bo tracks down an old foe.


Bitten (Syfy) 11 p.m. - "Our Own Blood"

Elena struggles to deal with a mysterious werewolf claiming to be her father; Clay readies Stonehaven for a possible attack from the Spanish.


The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "King Shark"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Muppets (ABC) 8:30 p.m. - "Little Green Lie"

Sparks fly when Kermit and Miss Piggy pretend they are back together for the sake of Kermit's nephew, Robin; Pepe and Rizzo look for a wingman to replace Gonzo.

iZombie (CW) 9 p.m. - "Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind"

The optimistic owner of a coffee shop is murdered; things get worse for Blaine; Drake has an encounter with Seattle's finest, forcing him to cancel plans with Liv.


Agent Carter (ABC) 9 p.m. - "The Edge of Mystery" and "A Little Song and Dance"

Sousa and Peggy try to make a deal with Whitney Frost; Howard Stark helps the SSR in hopes of eliminating Zero Matter; Peggy must put a dangerous plan into action to stop Whitney Frost and save Dr. Wilkes; Thompson makes an unexpected move.


Shadowhunters (Freeform) 9 p.m. - "Major Arcana"

Clary and the team learn the location of the Mortal Cup, and race to be the first to obtain it; Simon's worsening symptoms cause him to believe he is becoming a vampire.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 9 p.m. - "Maid of Gevaudan"

The Argents reveal a key clue to the mystery of the Beast of Gevaudan in hopes of aligning with an ally; Scott tries to take on the Beast.

The Shannara Chronicles (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Safehold"

Wil, Amberle and Eretria cross ancient human ruins to reach the Bloodfire, but an evil tests their friendship and manipulates them to turn on each other.

Limitless (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Sands, Agent of Morra"

When Sands asks Brian for help eliminating a threat, Brian learns about Sands' past; when the FBI cannot reach Brian, his sister, Rachel, tries to cover up his side mission with Sands.


Arrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Taken"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Supernatural (CW) 9 p.m. - "Beyond the Mat"

Dean and Sam decide to take a break and attend the funeral of a wrestler they were fans of as kids; when another wrestler turns up dead, the brothers quickly return to work.


Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) 9 p.m. - "The Honorable Ones"

Zeb and Agent Kallus find themselves stranded on an ice planet.


Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "The Gauntlet II"

The return of the Gauntlet has the artists compete in three challenges, and the first two winners get a night on the town.


You, Me and the Apocalypse (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Right in the Nuts"

Jamie is faced with an upsetting truth about his wife; a potential messiah unearths Celine and Jude's genuine emotions; Scotty and Gaines realize they are under Ariel's surveillance.

Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Star City 2046"

A malfunction sends the Waverider into Star City in 2046, where the heroes are faced with a surprising version of the future; Sara receives devastating news.


The 100 (CW) 9 p.m. - "Bitter Harvest"

Clarke is torn between mercy and vengeance; Kane and Octavia work together in hopes of averting a disaster; Abby worries about Raven.


Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Who Is That Masked Man"

Sherlock's investigation into the attempt on Morland's life strains their relationship, and the identity of Sherlock's mother is revealed; the murders of three gang members lead to a surprising suspect.

Colony (USA) 10 p.m. - "Broussard"

Will is close to discovering his wife's secret; Katie feels cut off from her family; Maddie becomes entangled in an intrigue.



Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Sins of the Father"

When Jenny confronts her father, past turmoil resurfaces; Atticus Nevins' return brings more danger than the FBI could have imagined.


The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8 p.m. - "Moonlight on the Bayou"

Stefan goes to New Orleans to lure a vengeful vampire hunter away from his friends in Mystic Falls; Enzo comes to Damon and Bonnie with a plan; Caroline contemplates her future.


The Originals (CW) 9 p.m. - "A Streetcar Named Desire"

A magical trap renders Elijah and Klaus useless; Freya asks Marcel, Hayley and Stefan for help rescuing her brothers; Davina moves forward with her plan.


Second Chance (FOX) 9 p.m. - "That Time in the Car"

Pritchard must hide his history with Wally, the parole officer who is dating his daughter, Helen, when it is discovered that Wally is being coerced by a prisoner orchestrating an escape; Otto observes the anniversary of his parents' deaths.


MythBusters (DISC) 8 p.m. - "The Reddit Special"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Doctor Who: Doctor's Notes (BBC) 9 p.m. - "Sleep No More" and "Face the Raven"

Revisiting episodes from Series 9 with special commentary and trivia.

Beowful (Esquire) 10 p.m. - "Episode 106"

Beowulf and Breca attempt to learn why a troll attacked an iron miner; Slean overhears a conversation between Beowulf and Elvina and comes to the wrong conclusion.


The Oscars (ABC) 8:30 p.m.

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Knots Untie"

No synopsis available.

The Venture Brothers (TOON) 12 a.m. (technically Monday morning) - "Tanks for Nuthin'"

A revenge-seeking super-widow makes Dr. Mrs. The Monarch's job horrible; a criminal genius has sights set on Dr. Venture.

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